Now is the season of rape flowers. Already held 12 times, "The Most Beautiful Rape Flowers in China" cultural festival has officially started at Hanzhong City, Shaanxi province, with Xixiang County of Hanzhong the main venue. The entire Hanzhong City is featured by the oilseed rape field that covers over 1.1 million mu, and the festival itself is set up with total 29 tour routes, 51 scenic spots and several artistic landscape fields.
A unique way to view the flowers
In order to create a special experience for the visitors to enjoy this rape flower season, Xi'an Railway Bureau just launched this "high speed + regular speed" train combo, which involves the trip from Xi'an to Hanzhong with high speed train, and the trip from Hanzhong to Xixiang with regular speed train. The one way trip via the regular speed train only takes 8.5 RMB.
Heading from Hanzhong to Xixiang, this characteristic regular speed train, considered old-fashioned nowadays, develops a featured scene together with the mountain, river and extensive rape flower sea along the trip.
As the travelers recalled, "It's my first time visiting Hanzhong during this rape flower season. While taking this antique train that is accompanied with the rape flowers along the road, I felt extremely relaxed."
With over 1.1 million mu rape flowers blooming heavily, the entire Hanzhong City shines with the golden glow.
Xi'an - Hanzhong (High-speed Train)
D9405 8:38 - 10:01 D9407 10:23 - 11:52
From March 8th to May 8th, the best time for viewing rape flowers, there are two particular trains on schedule: D9405 (8:38 - 10:01) and D9407(10:23 - 11:52). Whoever taking these two trains, with the personal ID and the train ticket, can visit the rape flower scenic areas for free in Hanzhong.
Hanzhong - Xixiang (Regular-speed Train)
Till April 1st, Xi'an Railway Bureau will add 3 more paired schedules per day between Hanzhong and Xixiang particularly for this "Flower Trip", 3 more paired schedules will also be supplemented on weekends until March 28th.